Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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An inspirational memoir from New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who, after hitting rock bottom, gathered the strength to put her life back together.

More than a year ago my life was so off course that I wondered whether I would ever be able to find my way back. I was broken and lost, not even sure where I was, but out of this emotional barrenness I knew I had to find me. And so, I took a journey to find myself and begin the process of healing all the broken places. Finding Sarah is the story of that journey.

So begins this extraordinarily personal memoir by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York. She knows, firsthand, what it means to feel lost and she also knows that it is never too late to find your way back, to attain your goal, to take back control of your life and to make a special dream come true.

Through intimate diary excerpts and personal emails from friends and family, Sarah opens herself unsparingly. On every page of this book you will hear from her “real-life angels”—Dr. Phil McGraw, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, and many more—as they help her get to the root of her problems, from comfort eating to self-loathing, from reckless overspending to notorious mishaps. Sarah hopes that her experiences will inspire you to look closely at your own life and how you wish to improve it, then encourage you to follow your instincts and find your true path. Sarah Ferguson did, and so can you.
 

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Sarah Ferguson is making excuses. Her book makes it crystal clear why she has money trouble: she's taking a first class flight to the south of France to attend a birthday party, getting chauffeured around in a Bentley and going to all of those "fu-fu" resorts on a spartan budget. She wants to get back into the Royal fold so badly (and it shows so much) that it will never happen. She stopped being a royal in 1996 yet that hasn't stopped her from spending like one. She will never find herself. The only reason why this godawful book was published is to finance her extravagant lifestyle (another good reason not to buy the book). Oprah and her clown posse could help her by having Fergie get over her infantile wish to be taken care of but noooooo... 

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While many won't sympathize with the Duchess, this book can be enjoyed by all as we all have been down this road at some point. Truly a story of inspiration!

Contents

Journey
17
The Lotus Flower
41
Far from the Madding Crowd
47
Lifeline
61
Return to Dummer
69
Sister
75
Looking for Love
83
Mind Chatter
89
Horse Power
183
69
194
Bent but Not Broken
197
No Mission Impossible
211
Rejuvenation
221
Wedding Bells
231
Adventure as Therapy
245
The Great Slave Lake
255

The PeoplePleaser
103
The Two Wolves
109
The Miracle
125
I Am a Thousand Winds That Blow
135
NoMansLand
147
17
155
Into the Maze
165
Heather Blaze
175
Kamalaya
265
Mr Carpenter
277
The Ant and the Buzzing
283
Breakthrough
289
Hugging Pain Found
290
Acknowledgments
309
103
317
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About the author (2011)

Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, is the author of several children’s books, including Ballerina Rosie; Tea for Ruby, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser; and the Little Red series as well as a memoir, Finding Sarah. The Duchess is a devoted spokesperson for many charitable organizations, including Changes for Children. She has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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